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Special Collections

Book spine from a book in the Mortimer Rare Book Collections

The Smith College Special Collections houses the college's various rare book, manuscript, and archival collections.

 Important Information About Special Collections During COVID-19

  • The Special Collections reading room is closed. As of March 17, all Special Collections staff will be working remotely and in-person services are closed. All other services will be limited and delayed. Smith course support is our primary responsibility at this time.
  • Minimal reference services will be managed remotely by staff. Reference inquiries that require materials investigation will be held in order of when they were received and responded to once the campus is opened.
  • Digitization services are not available at this time.
  • Please submit all questions and requests to specialcollections@smith.edu.

Discover Our Collections

Materials in Special Collections

Records describing the archives and manuscripts found at Smith College.

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Search the library catalog for rare books, college publications, and other archival material.

Pamphlets from the YWCA

Smith College online collections including Special Collections and more.

Materials in the Smith College Special Collections

Useful as a starting point in doing research in Smith College Special Collections.

Contact

Special Collections

Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-2970
Email: specialcollections@smith.edu

Director of Special Collections: 
Elizabeth Myers

Staff & Contacts

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